Central Stores

TitleCentral Stores
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsFrederick, H., N. Gruenig, M. Hall, S. Holmes, and D. Schmidt
KeywordsCentral Stores, environmental sustainability, sustainable operation, University of Waterloo

The Central Stores system is one of the most effective ways to run a University campus and it is a system that exists at the University of Waterloo. This final report profiles the essential and progressive components of the Central Stores system at the University of Waterloo and has highlighted the positive contributions Central Stores has made towards environmental sustainability since its existence. After an analysis of the system diagram of the services of Central Stores, it was determined that there are two key functions that exist within Central Stores. First, that it acts as a storage facility for items on campus. This includes temporary storage of surplus furniture and equipment on campus. Secondly, that it functions as a throughput channel funneling foods onto and off of campus. These goods include most incoming shipments such as mail. The focus of our project is to assess the system of Central Stores as to whether it operates in an environmentally aware manner, which is cohesive with the Watgreen vision… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca